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Sonnets for Advent 7: Sonnet 20

Sexual ambiguity – expressed both in appearance of the beloved and through the way in which desire is encountered – crackles through this sonnet. The phrase ‘master-mistress’ seems to relate this poem to Twelfth Night, or What You Will, in which we hear Duke Orsino say to Viola disguised as the page Cesario: ‘And since […]

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'ANONONYMOUS' film poster; thanks to Sony Pictures

‘Anonymous’: ‘How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is’.’

On Wednesday 28 September Professor Emeritus Alan H. Nelson of the University of California, Berkeley took part in a discussion with Roland Emmerich (the director of Anonymous), John Orloff (scriptwriter), and Charles Beauclerk the Earl of Burford and a self-proclaimed descendent of Edward de Vere, the Earl of Oxford. The evening was hosted by Sony […]

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